Tag Archives: ESL

It’s Christmas again in the ESOL / EFL classroom

It’s time to dust off the old Christmas worksheets and pull out the tatty decorations. I’ve rounded up some of the best stuff on the web in terms of worksheets, shows, interactive games and song Worksheets The English Language Space Station has some good lessons on Christmas http://www.englishlanguagespacestation.com/ESOL.htm#Festivals and Celebrations in the UK There are […]

Writing Cards – Christmas Cards for ESOL, ESL and EFL

  Can’t be bothered to read the post – Click here for the lesson on Writing Cards Sending cards is an enourmous business in the UK and the USA with the average person spending way too much time and money on them. There’s also a lot of social pressure to send and receive them especially at Christmas time. Who […]

Big list of antonyms for academic English : IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC

  Here’s a great list of academic antonyms to help you with your IELTS speaking and writing. Lists are great, but how can you use them? Do you learn them? Do you just read them? What do you do? Read the advice below. Read through this list and circle 10-15 antonym pairs that you don’t […]

Halloween worksheets for your English class

                https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/halloween.doc If you live in the UK or the USA, the end of October means more little kids dressed as skeletons knocking on your door and screaming ‘trick or treat’ before you dish out the sweets. Here’s an old favourite that I’ve used on Hallowe’en for many […]

Halloween English – The Vampire Lesson

Here’s another lesson for your ESOL, ESL or EFL students tapping the now mainstream interest in Vampires. Get the worksheet straight away by clicking here – https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/the-vampire-lesson.doc Whether your students enjoyed the seminal video game Vampire: The Masquerade – bloodlines a few years ago or they enjoy The Twilight series of films or the TV […]

IELTS, TOEFL Academic reading: Read quicker! I need more time!

  There’s not enough time! If only I had more time…I could do better if I had more time. I need more time. Slow down! There are no short cuts! Academic reading tests are hard because they don’t give you much time. You need to be able to read faster! Here are three simple tips that will help […]

The top ten idioms in English – IELTS /TOEFL / TOIEC speaking!

The top ten idioms in spoken English…